Go Fund Me
I set up a Go Fund Me campaign for my book: Why Women Are So Problematic: A Memoir and Irreverent Whimsical Polemic. [ https://www.gofundme.com/andys-book-fund ] on June 27, 2017, Sent a text message to about 25 contacts in my cell phone contact list; emailed it to about 40 people on my email contact list; and posted it to my almost 3,000 "close" FB Friends on FB, including my "loyal" almost 300 "Followers". Got a number of requests to either delete the person's email address from my contacts (3) or remove them from the distribution list I sent the email from (6). A few people replied: "Great, good luck..." and one good friend said she'd donate something when she got her next paycheck. In total, as of a few minutes ago, I have:
VISITS TO MY CAMPAIGN: 4 VISITS YESTERDAY; 277 VISITS TOTAL
PEOPLE SHARING MY CAMPAIGN: 14 FACEBOOK SHARES
My fiancée was one of the 14 FB Shares!
Got several "helpful" comments about my "Story" being too long and or the Title/Cover mock ups being too scary. I commented on these on my Campaign page.
Had a similar response to an earlier attempt on Kickstarter, which I later learned on NPR from the mouths of the founders of that bogus site that they loved picking "Winners" and pushing their campaigns, and "Losers" and spiking theirs. That was actually reassuring in a f#cked up kinda way--the site is rigged.
Go Fund Me at least looks legit. True, my house didn't burn down; I don't have cancer; and none of my 7 grandchildren needs a heart transplant or some other lifesaving surgery. But not even a $5-dollar Donation. So, my question is, wtf? Please look at my campaign and advise and/or comment.
I was rich once--Information Technology big bucks, Oracle DBA/Senior Systems Analyst contract professional, until the Tech Crash in April 2000, after that, almost 50, a nominally "White" male, actually a second-generation Italian-American, I never worked a full-time job again--am now poor, but still alive...
Andrew Paul Schettino, (301) 655-6554